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    Question about standard naming conventions for Retaining Wall footings...

    I started a new job about a month ago and I am not the only Revit person. :O
    So, I need to pay more attention to company "standards." Don't get me wrong, I fully appreciate company standards and promote them. I like for drawings from one company to a consistent appearance.

    We have retaining wall footings on a project I'm working on. And there are several that are the same width, but have different wall widths, heel dimensions and toe dimensions. So, I may have 3 or 4 different retaining wall footings that are all 7'-6" wide. How would you name each one to differentiate between them? My new firm doesn't have a well thought out method for differing retaining wall footings.

    In my old company, where I was the only one that needed to coordinate items like this, I would add the detail number (where the footing was detailed) to the type name; I'd use the Type Mark parameter and tag the foundations with with a tag that pulls from the Type Mark field. Not sure if this is the best way, so I'm looking to see what others are doing.

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    I would just add that info into the type name:

    Footing - 7' 6" - 36" Wall - 24" Toe - 30" Heel
    Footing - 7' 6" - 36" Wall - 30" Toe - 24" Heel

    It is a lot in the name, but eliminates any confusion. At least until the type changes but the name doesn't get updated (disclaimer: i'm not structural)

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    Quote Originally Posted by cellophane View Post
    I would just add that info into the type name:

    Footing - 7' 6" - 36" Wall - 24" Toe - 30" Heel
    Footing - 7' 6" - 36" Wall - 30" Toe - 24" Heel

    It is a lot in the name, but eliminates any confusion. At least until the type changes but the name doesn't get updated (disclaimer: i'm not structural)
    i agree , in order to update the names when the type change, you may use schedule by applying some filters or use dynamo to set the any parameters which you want to change

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